Culture, Lifeline

State Lawmakers Hold Hearing to Address Baltimore’s Surge in Violence

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 4:58pm

The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee convened yesterday to listen to testimony from city officials, community leaders, and experts from Johns Hopkins, among others, to address Baltimore’s spike in violence.

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Featured, Money & Power

Councilman Scott, Sen. Ferguson Blocked from Hogan’s Meeting on Baltimore Crime

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 2:01pm

Councilman Brandon Scott left) and Sen. Bill Ferguson wait outside in the rain. Photo via Sen. Bill Ferguson/Twitter.

Gov. Larry Hogan called a meeting in the city today about what can be done to address Baltimore’s ballooning violent crime problem. Unfortunately, he appears to have excluded two prominent local elected officials, both of whom have major stakes in addressing the issue.

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Featured, Money & Power

Ivan Bates, Local Defense Attorney, Expected to Announce Run for State’s Attorney

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 25, 2017 2:46pm

Still via WBAL-TV/YouTube

Ivan Bates is expected to announce tomorrow morning that he’ll be challenging incumbent Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for her seat as the city’s top prosecutor in 2018.

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Lifeline, Money & Power

Jeff Sessions Pressures Baltimore to Adopt Immigrant Detention Policy, Leveraging Crime-Fighting Money

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 03, 2017 4:09pm

Jeff Sessions wasn’t lying when he said the Trump administration would withhold money from cities that don’t comply with its immigration policies, though it’s still unclear if he understands how Baltimore’s prison system works.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline

A Year Later, Stabbing Death in Roland Park Remains a Mystery

3 Written by: | Friday, Jul 21, 2017 9:15am

Molly Macauley

Roland Park resident Anne Stuzin sometimes takes a moonlit stroll through the neighborhood with her two dogs. But this time a year ago, she wouldn’t have wandered her upscale leafy neighborhood after dark.
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Monday Morning Headlines: Pugh and Hogan to Meet Over Crime; Lead Testing for City School Water Fountains; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 10, 2017 7:25am

Baltimore schools to test lead filters on water fountains – AP

Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor To Meet Regarding Baltimore Crime – WBAL

Almost a year after devastating flood, artists flock to Ellicott City to paint outdoors – Baltimore Sun

Driver Who Drove Into Home Cited With Negligence – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis to Fight in Co-Main Event of Mayweather vs. McGregor August Matchup – Afro

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore Del. Curt Anderson Talks Crime with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 11:42am

Still via Fox News/”Tucker Carlson Tonight”

As a guest on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday evening, Del. Curt Anderson of Baltimore’s 43rd District defended Baltimore from Carlson’s persistent criticism in an impressively grounded debate for the show.

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Lifeline, Money & Power

Justice Department Skips Baltimore for Crime-Fighting Partnership Tailored Toward Violence-Plagued Cities

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 3:30pm

Jeff Sessions at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s first coordinated federal-state-local partnership to fight crime in America’s most violence-riddled cities. To the surprise of many, Charm City was left off the list.

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Downtown, Lifeline

Public Safety Town Hall Planned with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 31, 2017 4:24pm

A Baltimore nonprofit has organized a community town hall for next Tuesday with two of the city’s top public safety officials to try to alleviate residents’ concerns about crime.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Report: BPD’s Aerial Surveillance Program ‘Holds Potential,’ Needs Further Study

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 13, 2017 9:38am

The surveillance plane’s two “orbit areas” over Baltimore. Photo via Police Foundation/BPD.

A foundation devoted to researching policing strategies has concluded the Baltimore Police Department’s much-debated aerial surveillance program wasn’t a secret and was just an extension of investigative technology already in use. In fact, the foundation says in a new report that the program should be subject to “rigorous evaluation” so the BPD can proceed with its use, and develop guidelines in case other American police departments want to surveil their cities by plane, as well.

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